THE HONORABLE COMPANY OF SCRIVENERS
OF THE CITY OF HELENA CORPORATION
IN ST. PONTIFF EVERARD IV WE PLACE OUR CARE
A worshipful brotherhood of scribes, writers, lawyers, historians, postmen, and notaries public.
The Honorable Company of Scriveners was nominally formed in 1625. Its place among the other livery companies is unique, in that at its founding it was issued both an Imperial and Pontifical charter. St. Pontiff Everard IV, mindful of the Mardonese rot which had beset the cultural and legal functions of the Empire at the time, sought to conserve what he could against those dark forces.
The following corporations, associations, and fraternal societies are considered the constituent corporations of the Honorable Company of Scriveners, in order of precedence and rank:
The Diocese of Helena
The Imperial Association
The Honorable Society of Callahan’s Inn
The Society of Friends of the Imperial Library
The Imperial Post
Christiansen & Wick Attorneys at Law
The Scholar Bard Bookstore
Napier & Napier Publishing
Halcourt Publishing Company
CHARTER OF DUTIES:
In the Goods Edict of 1769, Secretary of State for the Interior J. Carrington promulgated an Imperial charter which stipulated both the rights and obligations of the Honorable Society of Scriveners:
Practice safe law without manipulation of clients and following city law to ensure justice to those in need, under the advice of the Ministry of Justice.
Provide accurate information to citizens through writing and calligraphy.
Provide an education to those who want, make it affordable, and ensure citizens are getting the appropriate education they need, under the advice of the Imperial Office of Civil Affairs.
Continuously produce mail and enforce the mail system in Helena so citizens are constantly updated.
Print books and literature to contribute to Helena’s educational aspect.
Develop and maintain a newspaper service for residents within Helena to inform its citizens.
Manage the Imperial Library in a responsible manner, under the advice of the Head of the Imperial Library.
The following items are those that the Honorable Company of Scriveners have exclusive control over:
Writing materials including and not limited to:
Books, paper, and writing utensils.
Furniture including and not limited to:
Bookshelves and lecterns.
The Honorable Company shall operate by the following constitution, approved College of Liverymen:
SECTION I: ON THE BODIES
The Honorable Company of Scriveners shall be governed by three bodies, in order of precedence and rank:
The Master, who shall bear the quill in ceremony.
The Circle of Friends, who shall bear the paper in ceremony.
The College of Liverymen, who shall bear the ink in ceremony.
SECTION II: ON THE MASTER
The Master of the Honorable Company of Scriveners shall in perpetuity be an office held by the Diocesan Bishop of Helena, or coadjutor.
The Master shall be presiding officer of both the Circle of Friends and the College of Liverymen.
The Master has the right to Veto in all Company Affairs.
The Master holds executive power over the direction and staffing of the company.
SECTION III: ON THE CIRCLE OF FRIENDS
The Circle of Friends consists of three members of the Company, handpicked by the Master.
The Circle of Friends serve as the closest advisers to the Master.
The Circle of Friends, alongside the Master, are responsible for the publication of any documents relating to the Company.
SECTION IV: ON THE COLLEGE OF LIVERYMEN
The College of Liverymen consists of the Entirety of the Company.
The College of Liverymen bears the right to propose and vote on Company Affairs.
The College of Liverymen bears the right to propose an amendment to the Constitution of the Company.
The College of Liverymen bears the right to sell and distribute goods dictated on the monopoly of the Company.